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Current state of AGRICULTURE in Nigeria

Agriculture in Nigeria has been facing two major challenges over the years, which are; enhancing food production and promoting a sustainable environment. Therefore, for investors to make a profit or living through agriculture, they must devise ways to solve either or both problems through their …

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Harvesting and fermentation of cocoa

The formation and development of the pods take on average 5 to 6 months when the green pods turn yellow and red pods turn orange. Harvesting should be made with a sharp knife making sure not to damage the flower cushion which will produce the …

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Cocoa intercropping and Shade Plants

Cocoa intercropping appears simple and easy because of the term “intercrop”. However, there are many factors to consider before choosing or when choosing a crop to intercrop in cocoa plantations. Farmers intercrop to avoid total crop failure, increase income, and have varieties of farm produce. …

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Maintenance of cocoa farms

The maintenance of a cocoa farm is an all-year programme embracing various operations at different periods of the year. If maintenance is correctly and adequately carried out, diseases and weeds will be less of a problem and their control can be achieved more efficiently and …

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How to set up a Cocoa Plantation/Farm

In my previous article, I introduced the basic information you need to know about the agronomy of cocoa and its establishment, but in this article, I will expand the scope by explaining things I forgot to add. This is the link to the previous article …

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Varieties of Oil Palm

There are three major varieties of oil palm: dura, pisifera, and tenera. The dura palms have kernels with a thick shell, while the pisifera palms have kernels with no shell. The tenera palm is the cross between the two palm varieties (dura and pisifera). It …

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Guide on Oil Palm processing

The processing of palm oil involves the following steps; reception of fresh fruit bunches from the plantations, sterilizing and threshing of bunches to free the palm fruit, mashing the fruit, and pressing out the crude palm oil. The crude oil is further treated to purify …

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Guide on how to establish a Watermelon farm

This article is to provide the full guide on how to profitably invest in watermelon. The article was put together using the field and practical experience gathered in the above organization. Step 1. Select a good site for cultivating watermelon The first step in this …

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